Note: I was given permission and even encouraged by the embarrassed party to post this.
After a morning full of covering Easter activities for the paper, photographer Val and I were ready to eat, so we headed to a local IHOP.
Soon after sitting down the waitress came to take our order. After she wrote down my pancake platter with sausage she turned to Val and said, "And what can I get for you sir?"
Uh oh. Awkward moment.
I sat there and wondered if I should correct the waitress or if she would quickly recognize her mistake. I look at Val who is looking at me, completely red in the face.
I guess our silence made the waitress look up from her pad and realize her mistake.
She continuously apologized through our meal and even gave Val a free glass of chocolate milk. (As if that made up for anything...but Val was happy with it.)
We came to the conclusion it must have been Val's extra short and spiky haircut that confused the waitress.
It made me think of all the times I thought of cutting my hair short, just to do something different. After today though, that idea is out of the question.
Though Val handled that well, I just don't think I would.